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28-bit LBA limit and dd

From: metalevel
Subject: 28-bit LBA limit and dd
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 21:52:18 +0100


I have a question according to the 28-bit LBA limit and the GNU dd tool.

The english Wikipedia states, that Seagate warns, that GNU dd may fail to 
opperate files/images larger than 128GB due to the mentioned old 28-bit LBA 
limit. I searched today a lot on the web, but didn't find any hint, whether 
this affects the current version of dd.

Unfortunately I have no insights in the innards of the GNU coreutils, and how 
they exactly work.

So, is the current version of dd capable of creating disk images larger than 
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